Archive for December, 2012

Urban river funding plans for Burnley and south London: Why we’re crossing everything for 2013…

For many rivers trusts and river restoration groups across the UK, the last working week before Christmas has been a blur of deadlines: final drafts of reports on projects successfully completed, budgets and planning for work running up to the end of the financial year, and plans and applications for projects somewhere out there in […]

Urbantrout sidecasts: Saturday 15 December

Urban fishing bonus: starlings throw shapes in the winter sky over Taunton’s Obridge viaduct (above, via the Daily Mail) Discover tenkara: Paul Gaskell, John Pearson and Stuart Crofts host a have-a-go day for Sheffield’s SPRITE volunteers The Wandle Trust wins £1m+ funding for Water Framework Directive-related urban river restoration across south London City centre salmon […]

Pic of the day: The river in winter

Fishing a city river in winter can show you both what you’re really made of. In this case it’s collapsing sheet steel undercuts versus 110% hardcore, as Adrian Grose-Hodge sizes up a sub-zero stretch of the Wandle near Plough Lane in south London… (Photo: Sam Newson)